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metafile

(graphics, file format)
1. An image file format for transport between different machines, often as a device independent bitmap.

2. A functional specification for encoding computer graphics for later display on some suitable device.

metafile

A file that contains other files. It generally refers to graphics files that can hold vector drawings and bitmaps. For example, Windows Metafiles (WMFs) and Enhanced Metafiles (EMFs) can store pictures in vector graphics and bitmap formats as well as text. A Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) also stores both types of graphics. See Windows Metafile and CGM.

Container Formats
A metafile that can hold a variety of audio and video formats or any mix of audio, video and text is often called a "container." For example, AVI, MPEG and Ogg are A/V container formats. See container, AVI, MP4 and Ogg Vorbis.
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Metafile represents a generic term for a file format that can store multiple types of data: raster, vector and even type data.
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After studying Hytrol's operations, Terry Bradt, Metafile Solutions Engineer, realized that all of this information already existed in the company's AS/400 database.
What you see is first of all the metafile on your desktop.
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In fact, any presentation, drawing, or charting package that can save a file to Windows metafile format can be used to create backgrounds for a Q/Media presentation.
The Windows Metafile (WMF) is a scaleable graphics format, but until now it was subject to the same problem of font dependence described above.
According to Skall, who is directly responsible for both the CALS IGES and Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) compliance testing programs, the Graphics Standards Group completed work selecting a testing suite for CGM last May.
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It has added Swf save option "MetafileRenderingOptions" that allows to specify additional metafile rendering options when saving to SWF format.